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IDEX Associate Product Manager, Filters in West Henrietta, New York

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JOB TITLE: Associate Product Manager, Filters

REPORTING TO: Senior Manager, Product Management

LOCATION: West Henrietta, NY


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Who is IDEX Health & Science (IH&S)?

IDEX Health & Science, Life Science Optics – based in Rochester, New York –IDEX Health & Science’s line of products is comprised of a Light Sources Group and an Optical Systems Group. The Light Sources Group manufactures a variety of visible, low to moderate power lasers and laser-based systems uniquely designed for consistent performance. The Light Sources Group offers three basic types of lasers: gas (helium-neon and ion lasers), diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers, and semiconductor diode laser assemblies. The Optical Systems Group provides the design, prototype and low to mid volume manufacturing of custom lens assemblies and optical systems. The Optical Systems Group also specializes in the design of reliable shutter mechanisms and assemblies.

Our formula for success is simple. We work hard to maintain a culture where you can own your work; you are encouraged to try new ideas in a collaborative environment; and you can apply your skillset to enable our clients to gain a competitive advantage in their own market. At IDEX Health & Science, you have the opportunity to work with a great team of people, mentor others, and build a great future.


Semrock is part of Idex Corporation and leader in optical filter development and manufacturing for life science-based applications. The Associate Product Manager will have a key role in maintaining this business and technological leadership. The Associate Product Manager helps define and implement the product line strategy to sustain and accelerate the profitable growth of the Semrock-brand optical filter product line. This position is also responsible for the catalog product portfolio under the supervision of the Senior Manager of Product Management. The Associate Product Manager will support the entire product life cycle and connect this to life science instrument market needs by conducting voice of customer interviews and web-based market research and reviewing market research. The Associate Product Manager helps strengthen and shape the product brand by maintaining product-related data and through product positioning efforts.


  • Support product life cycle management of Semrock-brand catalog filters, including introduction of new products along with product line rationalization.

  • Contribute to 80/20 complexity reduction across designated product lines to optimize catalog offering.

  • Assist with new product development activities including, definition and documentation of product specifications, web upload and enrichment, marketing collateral and sales training.

  • Respond to product and portfolio questions from internal customers in support of the product line.

  • Support competitive benchmarking and market share/trend analysis of product breadth and price.

  • Develop market insights through voice of customer research, building and maintaining connections to key opinion leaders.

  • Continuously improve and document key product management processes including product discontinuation, new product introduction and part cross referencing.

  • Enhance our website tools and capabilities

  • Assist in the maintenance of product data

  • Daily interaction with internal teams to provide internal support

  • Assist in setting up the pricing strategy

  • Define catalog product specifications


  • Experience in supporting the development or commercialization of products that serve end users and OEM partners in the life sciences and in-vitro diagnostics end market is a plus.

  • New Product Development experience from VOC and through product launch to meet business case

  • Strong knowledge of optical components (filters and/or lenses) and optical systems that can be applied to create a compelling product roadmap that inspires the organization to execute.

  • Customer facing experience, communication, and presentation skills.

  • Typically requires a minimum of 3 or more years of related experience such as technical sales, field application support, product management or R&D.

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree. An advanced degree (MBA or technical) is a plus.

  • Willing to travel approximately 30% of time.


  • Success in this position requires frequent communication with peers and management. These relationships must be built on respect, integrity, cooperation, teamwork and professionalism.

  • Must be able to willingly shift job priorities based upon customer / organizational needs.

  • Strong sense of urgency.

  • Self-starter who finds a way to get the job done – high energy level, and persistent.

  • Analytical thinker who can consider problems and identify multiple solutions.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) with all kinds of people at all levels inside and outside the organization.

  • Ability to work through conflicts, gain trust and persuasively influence outcomes.

  • Comfortable operating in a complex matrixed organization.

IDEX Health & Science LLC., a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Sales

Business Unit: IH&S (IVD/BIO)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies